Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Fan Girl by Brandace Morrow with Playlist, Character Bios & Review

Little more than a girl when Ali meets him, his voice resonates with her in a time when she needs it most. As an adult, Deklan has the potential to devastate her.
Deklan Thomas catches Ali Pierce's attention at a young age. Not that he notices. His band Rolling Bridges provides Ali the escape she desperately needs from her home life. Music. It's during this journey that she is confronted with what she has attempted to suppress all along. Her discontent with herself.
Refusing to settle for mediocrity, Ali sets off on a mission. Moving to the Big Apple, she gains a new outlook on life, a snarky online friend, a college degree, and a unique internship others would kill to have.
Though she grows leaps and bounds, her first love remains the same. Nothing can keep her from the music—music that will lead her down a road of passion and predicament that even the new Ali is unsure she can handle.
Is Deklan ready to give up his rocker lifestyle? And does Ali really want to be put in the spotlight after so many years in the shadows?

5 stars
This was such a good book. I picked it up and didn't want to put it down. I loved Ali from the beginning. I felt badly for the way her parents treated her, but I suppose she was better off without them. I absolutely loved the way that she went about changing for herself, not anyone else. That was important. I also loved that she was just herself - all the time. No fake shit. I hate that. Deklan seemed to be the same way as well. So I could totally understand Ali freaking out inwardly when she wound up in a room with him on New Years Eve. Dream come true, right? Yep, but then it turns into so much more. Ali had been a fan of his for years, since the band was in a garage, and always saw them whenever she could. It's been years since they started, but Ali has always been there. 
Ali becomes friends with a guy online and they are almost like best friends, except they don't know each others true identity. They've been talking for four years, and it takes Ali going to Paris to deliver some news to Deklan for her to find out who her online buddy is. Awesome, fate, karma, whatever you want to call it. It is what it is. When Ali delivers her news to Deklan she tells him she just wants him to know and doesn't want any money. She's got it all covered, she just thought he should know. What surprises Ali is that Deklan wants Ali and her surprise. There is so much that happens and it's soo good. I can't tell you how happy I was every time Deklan stood up for Ali, and then when she did it herself. I loved when she rescued the horses, and that whole adventure in a day. 
Ali really gets the ultimate fan girl's dream. The difference, I think is that she treated Deklan like a guy, not like a star. She didn't want his money and wanted to pay her own way. That stuff only made me like her more. Deklan for his part, was all in from the start. I loved that he tolerated no shit when it came to Ali, he made her his number one priority, and wanted everything for her, and just to be with her. There was so much to this book, there were a couple of spots that sort of repeated, but the story was so good, I won't knock off for that. Brandace has a fan in me, and I'm looking forward to her next book due out this summer.

                                                                    Fan Girl Play List

Brandace Morrow is a full time mom of four, and currently stationed overseas with her sexy soldier. Her current obsessions are Maroon 5, rum and coke, and reading in no particular order. Despite being terribly awkward with social media, she's everywhere. Frequently subjecting the public to pictures of her minion's messes, and everything that is Momdom in the Morrow house.


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